Such a finely poised world championship battle – with four drivers still in close contention with five races left – comes along only once a generation. The slightest misfortune could easily tip the balance in favour of one driver. We saw at Montreal how the dubious safety car rules can easily compromise an unlucky driver. […]
Even Kimi Raikkonen agreed that the Turkish GP was an exercise in tedium not seen in F1 since, oh, the Hungarian GP three weeks ago. Aside from Hamilton’s puncture it was a largely incident and interest free two hours. Furthermore what little glimpses you did get of the grandstands showed them to be largely empty. […]
Trees get Dutch Elm Disease. Rabbits get myxomatosis. F1 circuits get Chicane Blight. Here’s ten of the worst.
Nicolas Prost, son of four times F1 champion Alain, will be France’s rookie driver in the forthcoming A1 Grand Prix season. The 26 year-old currently races in Spanish Formula Three – he is third in the championship but hasn’t won so far this year. He will compete in the rookie test sessions and may be […]
The NASCAR Home for Retired Formula One drivers is set to welcome two new residents. Jacques Villeneuve has been hovering on the outskirts of the series since his dismissal from BMW last year. And Toro Rosso refugee Scott Speed is tipped to join Red Bull’s NASCAR squad. Juan Pablo Montoya left MclAren to join NASCAR […]
With five races left in the All-Japan Formula Three series the title will likely be won by one of three drivers. Home racer Kazuya Oshima has a seven-point lead after victories in the last three rounds. He is seven points ahead of Roberto Streit, a Brazilian driver in his fourth season of F3. Streit has […]
If you’d told me five years ago that Felipe Massa would be a serious contender for the 2007 world championship, I wouldn’t have believed you.
Fernando Alonso just racked up his 100th Grand Prix appearance so it seemed like a good opportunity to have a discussion about the Spanish double champion. Alonso has a rack of impressive achievements under his belt – youngest pole sitter, youngest race winner and youngest driver to win two championships. But we;ve seen another side […]
In the future when even more biographies of Lewis Hamilton are being written, and the authors wonder at what point did the adulation of Hamilton in the press start to turn sour, that moment was now. Hamilton spoke out against the harassment he has received from some elements of the press over the Turkish Grand […]
The Turkish Grand Prix might not have been a thriller but it was a pot-boiler of a result for the world championship – the top four drivers coming home in the reverse of their championship positions closed things up nicely. Here are the facts and statistics from the Turkish Grand Prix.